Mile High Gliding

Sailplane touring rides, rentals, and flight instruction.
Sun
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mon
Closed
Tue
Closed
Wed
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thu
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Fri
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Open today until 4:00 PM

Our Services

Extended Flight (single passenger)
Please show up 15 minutes before your appointment to get ready for your flight. A 6,000' aerotow west of Boulder into the mountains east of the Continental Divide. Expect breathtaking mountain views. More time to take it all in.
The Extended Flight (two passengers)
Please show up 15 minutes before your appointment to get ready for your flight. There is a strict 300 lb combined passenger weight limit. An adult and a small child or two small framed adults fit well side by side in the back seat. A 6,000' aerotow west of Boulder into the mountains east of the Continental Divide. Expect breathtaking mountain views. More time to take it all in.
Mile High Flight (single passenger)
Please show up 15 minutes before your appointment to get ready for your flight. Our most popular ride! This flight begins after releasing from a 5,280' tow into the mountains west of Boulder where you can enjoy spectacular views of the Continental Divide and its 14,000' peaks.
Mile High Flight (two passengers)
Please show up 15 minutes before your appointment to get ready for your flight. There is a strict 300 lb combined passenger weight limit. An adult and a small child or two small framed adults fit well side by side in the back seat. Our most popular ride, for two! This flight begins after releasing from a 5,280' tow into the mountains west of Boulder where you can enjoy spectacular views of the Continental Divide and its 14,000' peaks.
Mountain Flight (single passenger)
Please show up 15 minutes before your appointment to get ready for your flight. The flight will aerotow to the foothills west of the airport near the Flatirons. Silently glide back across downtown and the CU campus.
Mountain Flight (two passengers)
Please show up 15 minutes before your appointment to get ready for your flight. There is a strict 300 lb combined passenger weight limit. An adult and a small child or two small framed adults fit well side by side in the back seat. The flight will aerotow to the foothills west of the airport near the Flatirons. Silently glide back across downtown and the CU campus.
City Flight (single passenger)
Please show up 15 minutes before your appointment to get ready for your flight. A 2000 foot aerotow above downtown Boulder and the University of Colorado. A shorter ride, but still includes one takeoff and one landing!
City Flight (two passengers)
Please show up 15 minutes before your appointment to get ready for your flight. There is a strict 300 lb combined passenger weight limit. An adult and a small child or two small framed adults fit well side by side in the back seat. A 2000 foot aerotow above downtown Boulder and the University of Colorado. A shorter ride, but still includes one takeoff and one landing!
Schweizer 2-33 Rental
$55 per hour flown. You must be previously checked out in our Schweizer 2-33 to book this aircraft. See our instruction information on the main website if you have not yet been checked out in our 2-33. Tows are charged separately based on tow heights. See website for details. Booking by the hour, but you will ONLY be charged for glider flight time. Things always take longer on the ground than you might expect, so plan on arriving early to preflight your airplane and be prepared to wait for tows when the gliderport is busy.
Instruction (2-33 Trainer)
Instruction delivered in our easy to fly training fleet of Schweizer 2-33 gliders. This service books your instructor and aircraft. Please show up with plenty of time to preflight your aircraft before the start of your lesson if you have already been taught how to do the pre-flight procedure. This lets us get flying right away!
Private Tow
Request a tow from our full time tow pilots. 260 hp Piper Pawnee. Soaring Society of Boulder members enjoy SSB club rates for tows of $15 hookup and $13 per thousand feet of elevation gain. Non-SSB members expect $15 per hookup and $16 per thousand feet. Please add relevant notes to the appointment notes, such as whether several SSB members are trying to launch concurrently. Scheduling a private tow ensures we have enough tow planes to meet demand on a given day. Call us on CTAF when you are ready for a tow. Tow pilots listen on the ground and in the air.

Our Staff

Brooks (CFI-G)
Software engineer who liked airplane noise too much not to be a pilot.
Dave Mencin (CFI-G)
Geophysicist who likes to hang around the glider port.
Ride Plane 2 (N2472W)
Schweizer 2-33 (N17939)
Schweizer 2-33 (N2793H)